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Provo Hosts World's Largest Nativity Scene

Rock Canyon Park was the site for the successful world record attempt.

More than 1,000 people converged at Rock Canyon Park in Provo to participate in the world’s largest Nativity scene on Monday. The event was verified by a representative from Guinness World Records as the largest in the world. The previous record-holding Nativity event was held in the United Kingdom last year, drawing around 900 participants.

Leading roles in the event were filled by musicians and other local celebrities who are well-known members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, the event was open to people of a multitude of Christian faiths. Fifty families were in charge of sewing costumes for angels and shepherds.

Footage from the giant Nativity scene will be used in a music video featuring Mormon musicians such as Alex Boye and David Archuleta. The video is set to be released on Dec. 13.